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    today is just one of those days.

    Wake up. Eat. Cry. Work. TGIF woot
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    When i get depressed,

    i go out and see my friends and be happy. Plus i Eat less!
    psstisst psstisst 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    my boyfriend broke up with me today.

    .It hurt a lot,but umm I realized now I deserved better. For awhile now i knew this day would come and I'm okay. I will be okay and my daughter ,I feel depressed because now I gotta work for my own,gotta move out of state and all but I hope God blesses me.
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure if I'm 34

    or 35 without doing the math...but I am sure that I'm in the saddest, most depressed time of my life. I've struggled with depression for nearly my entire life. My mother was diagnosed as manic depressive when she was in her early thirties. She's been in bed ever since. It is...
    denvyl denvyl 31-35, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    All the songs I write have

    such depressing lyrics. It's why I can't show my music to anyone. I keep trying to rewrite lyrics or redo them entirely so I can make them less depressing and be able to release the songs someday. But why bother? These so songs are like a diary of who I am and who I was. I just...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Omg my doctor wants me to schedule an appt

    for next week. I have spent all day crying. I am not ok right now. My therapist thinks I am okay, my doctor thinks I am okay. My husband thinks I am okay. I have spent all day arguing with myself; reasons why you shouldn't kill yourself. I get it, I look nice, dress nice, I am a...
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just done with being stupid

    and falling in love and I just hate myself for it
    kathrynvansickle kathrynvansickle 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Deep down I'm broken

    while on the outside I'm just pretending to be happy
    MissingMistake MissingMistake 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The worse I feel about myself,

    the more I like making others feel good about themselves. I would never want somebody to experience this pain.
    Gingerfab Gingerfab 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Sometimes when you're in a dark place,

    you think you've been buried. Actually, you've been planted." -Christine Caine This is my experience.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I feel myself sinking

    and sinking. even after getting help I feel like I'm loosing it. I feel crazy. I'm moody and go off on people for no reason and I know while I'm doing it it's wrong and it's not their fault but I can't stop. I wanna cut but I have no access to anything. when I expressed that...
    PaigeOfSteel PaigeOfSteel 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It was 4 years back when i wanted to conquer

    the world. I started drawing as a kid and at 12 discovered my artistic abilities when i would create something and be appreciated for it. Those were the best moments in my otherwise depressing childhood/ teen years as i was an underdog barely known at school, the misfit, the...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ive been depressed and suicidal

    since the 4th grade. Kids are cruel and i was sick of being bullied. But recently in my life ive been stuck i a rut. Ive lost 3 friends this month 1 of which was a very close friend. I also lost my job because, and im not exaggerating here.. nobody likes me. you can try to...
    davidfrnks7 davidfrnks7 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm sinking... further

    and further into the quicksand.. I grasp desperately for help, but nothings there. the more I struggle the quicker I sink.
    meowziewowzie meowziewowzie 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    omg i deal with depression every day

    sometimes I wake up in the morning I wonder what kind of mood i will in be in this time
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    It's quite sad that the "I battle depression"

    group has 70,000 people in it, and the "I am happy" group has only 3000 people in it :(
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    All I do is eat, sleep,

    smoke, listen to music, read, and go to restroom. What a life.
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Wish I just had a switch to turn it off.

    .. it gets really hard sometimes to put a smile on my face and show the world that I'm OK... when I'm really not..
    Neverforgether Neverforgether 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    im always goin through depression its a daily

    thing for me whether it be from social anxiety changes that came into my life that happened or werent supposed to happen its hard for me to explain in words but Im fighting depression everyday
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    thoughts of suicide plague my mind most of the

    time I'm awake honestly I only feel free when I'm asleep. oh well though I could never act in those thoughts.
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    No, I can't say I'm battle depression

    because I'm not. At least not right now. These days, last year, were the worst days of my life. I didn't know what to do with my life, I didn't to go out with my friends, I didn't study for uni and neither go to classes. The only things that I wanted to do was stay in my...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 9 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Everything I do I seem to fail at.

    I fail at being an adult. I fail at life. I am unemployed, and still live with my parents...I'm 26! I feel like I'm wasting my life away. I want to be like everyone else, and contribute to the world, but I've been in a downward spiral for years now, and I don't know how to claw...
    limeness limeness 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    At the moment, all I want is to scream

    or weep. I am not sure why. I do not know what is going on with my life anymore. I do not have any suicidal thoughts, I do not have any major problems I believe but things are just getting harder. The things I have always wanted seem to be so far away from me; so impossible to...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 1 Response 2 days ago

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